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Project by vinceuk posted 09-22-2011 03:23 PM 1239 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

painted book cases in alcoves i used MDF to keep costs down, as they were to be painted anyway. lots and lots of shelfs to paint and not much room to work. so to the design the request from my misses to replace the wall mounted chip bored shelfs with something better suited to a high ceilinged Victorian house. (but on a budget so no mahogany) so MDF it is then i got 3 sheets of 3/4 8×4 and ripped it to size with a strait edge and circular saw. rebated the top and bottom of sides and dado for fixed shelf in middle. i used brass shelf support grooved into the sides for flexible shelfs and lots of them as requested, but when it came to paint the shelfs i had nowhere to lay out 16 of them for painting so i made a drying rack from scrap it worked really well…
i then came to how to fix the face frame on ??? pocket screws ? no! biscuits i don’t have a biscuiter so i used the router and a jig I’m really getting in to making jigs “all good fun” then i made a pattern for the top out of 1/4” mdf and routed the top with a giddied bit oh and fluted the face frame

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 09:45 PM

I really like the book shelves. There is nothing wrong with MDF sometimes. I do have a question, however. Why did you build freestanding bookshelves and not built-ins?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#2 posted 09-23-2011 02:48 AM

i like the style

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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